I really enjoyed this article about Octavia Butler and Robert Heinlein's Rules of Writing—and I found it amazing to think that a writer would actually suggest other writers should only edit when an editor made them; no wonder indie publishing struggles with that aspect, for no editor "makes" writers edit their work at all, at … Continue reading Octavia Butler’s and Robert Heinlein’s Rules of Writing — Reblog from A Pilgrim in Narnia
This week, the Insecure Writer's Support Group is asking how we celebrate a writing goal or completing a book. Click here to join the fun! As I was thinking this over, I realized I don't usually celebrate finishing a project. So often, it's "done-and-on-to-the-next." I think this is partly because of my schedule--book coaching projects … Continue reading Why We Should Celebrate Our Writing Goals
This week, the Insecure Writer's Support Group is asking what we love about the genre we most frequent, as writers. Click here to join the fun! I've talked about my journey into writing fantasy before, but it bears repeating (especially when it's the topic of the month). I came to fantasy very late. I never … Continue reading Why I Write Fantasy (with just a pinch of Sci-Fi)
So excited about this writing contest, hosted by a friend of mine (and I get to be one of the judges!). Check it out for a chance to win cash and get a short story published. 🙂
Hi all! I’m excited to announce A Writer’s Path’s first writing contest. We have an excellent panel of 5 judges and 6 sponsors, and we’re looking to make this a large event.
Writing contests are a great way to gain experience and have the possibility of winning cash and prizes. For the winners, it’s also a great thing to add to your writing resume.
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I've written about the overall formula for blurbs before, but today, I wanted to discuss characterization. It may seem like blurbs don't have enough room for characterization--that the back of the book snippet is just too short to do more than say who the main character is, what they're struggling with, and hint at why … Continue reading Why Characterization Matters in Blurbs
A great comparison of book reviews and editorial reviews and the benefits of each. Enjoy!
I frequently get questions from fellow readers for fantasy book recommendations. I have well-known favorites (The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit) but then my list goes off to books that are less known, so I wanted to share the best with all of you. These have been picked based on the … Continue reading The Best Fantasy Novels You’ve Never Heard Of
Title: Penny White and the Marriage of Gryphons Genre: Fantasy Book Blurb per Goodreads: A blast of wind flicked hair from my face. Long toes wrapped around my waist, claws prickling through fur and clothing as I was snatched from the ground. The dragon lifted me high into the grey skies above Llundain. Of the … Continue reading Book Review – The Marriage of Gryphons
I've been sharing the blurb coaching series from A Writer's Path Writers Club, and this is the next in the series. To learn more about how your blurb can be coached, click here. Enjoy! Name: Clayton Barnett Genre: Romance-Horror-SciFi Title: Cursed Hearts Original Blurb: Even with San Diego occupied by the Mexican Army, Katarina Sosabowski … Continue reading Blurb Coaching – Cursed Hearts
I've been sharing the blurb coaching series from A Writer's Path Writers Club, and this is the next in the series. To learn more about how your blurb can be coached, click here. Enjoy! Name: Felicia Denise Genre: Women's Fiction Title: Heartburn Original Blurb: Ten years ago, Quinn Landon never saw divorce in her … Continue reading Blurb Coaching – Heartburn